Suction Side Air Leak


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Too much air under the pump lid and appears to be bubbles entering the pump. I suspect you have a leak. A minor one, but a leak.

Does the pump basket stay full of water when the pump is turned off for a while?


Active member
Jun 9, 2019
Fort Worth, TX
Thank you. Yes, the pump basket stays as full as you see when the pump is running.

I'm thinking the only culprit would be the small elbow of PVC between the ground and the pump? I believe the lid to be fine, as I have a new gasket and that sucker is tight.
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